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January Cervical Health Awareness Month

Medical Moments, Press Releases

January 18, 2017 (Telluride, CO) — An average of 150 cases of invasive cervical cancer are diagnosed annually in Colorado, and 2 out of every 100,000 women in Colorado will die from cervical cancer, according to the Colorado Cancer Coalition. The Telluride Regional Medical Center hopes to use Cervical Health Awareness Month as a chance to … Continued

“It was the best of times; it was the OK of times”

CEO Blog

One of the joys of my job at the Telluride Regional Medical Center is getting to understand the history of this sacred summer Ute camp, turned mining town, turned ski town and how medical care has changed and grown with each new era. Recently I stumbled upon some medical center data from 1981, when the … Continued

New equipment at Med Center aims to catch skin cancer early

Press Releases

December 21, 2016 (Telluride, CO) — Early skin cancer detection saves lives, and last month the Telluride Regional Medical Center added a new tool to their arsenal that can aid early diagnosis during regular primary care visits. With funding from the Telluride Medical Center Foundation, a dermascope has been added to the medical center’s quiver and should … Continued

Med Center CEO: You Will Not Be Turned Away at the Emergency Room

Press Releases

November 21, 2016 (Montrose, CO) — Patients arriving at the Telluride Regional Medical Center Emergency Room need not worry they’ll be turned away at the region’s only emergency department based on health insurance coverage, according to medical center CEO, John Gardner. “If you do not have insurance, you will be treated and may be billed full price. … Continued

The flu is not…

Medical Moments, Press Releases

As a refresher, Eric Johnson reminds us, what the flu or Influenza is and is not: The Flu Is Not: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, (commonly called stomach flu). The Flu Is: a respiratory illness characterized by high fever, cough, nasal congestion, body aches and headache. “Flu is serious. Flu is unpredictable,” in the words of Dr. Thomas … Continued

Hospital District Withdraws Wetland Permit, Still Determined to Find Future Home for Health Care

Facility Updates, Press Releases

October 31, 2016 (Telluride, CO) – After a process spanning more than 18 months, the Telluride Hospital District, upon consultation with the Town of Mountain Village, has withdrawn its wetlands permit application to the United States Army Corps of Engineers and will begin anew the search for a future home for the region’s healthcare. If granted, the permit … Continued

So Many Patients and the Faces that Greet Them

CEO Blog

This week, as we examined and announced our growth in patient volume, I couldn’t help but to think of our front line staff. Amazingly they accommodated 21,036 patient visits last year, a 13% increase over the previous year (read more on our growth here). I recently met with two of our Patient Relations staffers over takeout and learned just … Continued

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